Getting to Como was crazy.. haha but it was so worth getting here! I took a ferry from Ischia (an island near Capri) to Naples, train to Rome, flew from Rome to Milan LIN airport, shuttle from LIN airport to Malpensa airport, then took several different train connections to get to Lago Como and barely made the very last bus!! It was a full day haha
I was in Lake Como for 3 days and the first 2 days it was raining, storming, and the temperature was in the 50’s! I did not pack for cold weather and I was absolutely freezing. I went to some shops but one look at the designer price tag and I decided to go without a sweater. I actually thought about just buying a blanket or something because I was so cold but didn’t want to buy a fancy expensive jacket or sweater. haha
Thank goodness it cleared up and was 80 degrees my last full day. It was like staying in 2 different places when the weather changed. The color of the water changed and I really enjoyed walking around and seeing everything!
Como was a lot quieter than I was anticipating! In hindsight, I wish I had flown into Milan from the U.S. and stayed here first to get over the jet lag and read a few books and relaxed here. The towns are so quaint, serene, and lovely but public transportation ends at 8p.m. which was surprising to me and in the evenings everyone seemed to turn in early. It reminded me a lot of the quiet towns of Tuscany I’ve stayed in.
It was different after coming from towns where you don’t go to dinner until 8p.m, 9p.m., 10p.m., and here we ate very early and I was offered chamomile tea at 8p.m. after dinner “to help me sleep” so maybe not the best for night owls like me but I still enjoyed the beauty of the place!
I filmed a short video and will be posting it soon! XO